"Undercover Kitty" By Sofie Ryan: Review/Giveaway

Review by Sandra Murphy

Elvis, the cat, not the singer, is going undercover as a show cat so the Angels, a group of older investigators, can find out who’s behind the vandalism happening at cat shows. 

Rose, Mr. P, Charlotte, and Liz make up the team, but somehow Sarah and her friends get roped into helping. It’s better than wondering what the Angels are up to. They need plenty of supervision. Sarah’s surprised to find she has a competitive streak and wants Elvis to do well in the show. 

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At the show she meets Debra who’s showing Socrates, Debra’s friend Christine, and their friend, Tim, who can give her the inside scoop on cats. Elvis places second in the Household Pets category and is going to the finals. The top three breed owners are each sure they’ll take home the top prize. Cat food and product endorsements could follow and that would be a lucrative addition to a blue ribbon. 

When there’s a fire and a body is found in the ashes, it’s assumed to be an accident. Until Sarah is able to point out a few discrepancies. It was arson and therefore murder. 

There’s still the matter of sabotage — mice, sprinklers, possibly cheating entrants — who knew a cat show could be like a feline version of a soap opera for all its drama? 

This is book eight in the series. Elvis is at home in the show ring just as he is in Sarah’s secondhand shop. Business has been good, her relationship with Mac pretty much all she could ask for, and the Angels haven’t gotten themselves arrested. 

This is a series I always enjoy. Elvis can get into some mischief but nothing like Rose and the others. It’s refreshing to have a mix of ages and temperaments in the characters and see how they manage to get along and work together. Although there are no formal tips about upcycling, there are hints throughout the book, enough to make readers itch to find a project. I look forward to what comes next for Sarah, Mac, and of course, Elvis.  

To enter to win a copy of Undercover Kitty, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line "kitty,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen April 3, 2021. US & Canadian residents only and you must be 18 or older to enter. If entering via email please include your mailing address in case you win. BE AWARE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT CRISIS THERE MAY BE A DELAY IN SHIPPING THE WINNING BOOK. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.   

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She writes about eco-friendly topics, pets and wildlife for magazines and reviews mysteries and thrillers for KRL. A collection of her short stories, published by Untreed Reads, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Tales of Crime and Deception can be found at all the usual outlets. Each one is a little weird and all have a twist you won't see coming.

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  1. This sounds like a sweet and fun book that would be a purr-fect read!

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  2. This sounds like a wonderful series. I love the Magical Cats and will have to start this one, too.

  3. Would love to get a copy! tWarner419(at)aol(dot)com

  4. Great series. I love reading about cats.

  5. Love the book cover. The book sounds and looks like a great read. Would love to read and review this book and all the authors books in print format. Love books like this
    Hope I Win

  6. Love this series. Would love to read "Undercover Kitty".

  7. I love Sofie Ryan/Sofie Kelly’s books!

  8. Great series. Look forward to reading this book.

  9. Great series. Look forward to reading this book.

  10. Love this series. Can't wait to read the
    latest. thanks.


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